Branching Out: How Trees Are Part of Our World

Paperback | October 15, 2014

byJoan Marie GalatIllustratorWendy Ding

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Trees have been around for nearly 400 million years, and today about 25,000 species of trees have been identified. We've relied on trees for everything from fuel, food, and medicine to building railways. Today, trees still touch our lives incountless ways. But what do we really know about them?

Branching Out takes an in-depth look at these incredible plants, introducing the basics of tree biology and profiling 11 different trees from around the world, including familiar ones such as the red maple as well as lesser-known trees, like the tall-stilted mangrove. It showcases the inextricable ways trees are part of our society, culture, and economy. It also outlines how animals need trees – and sometimes even help trees survive through symbiosis. Full of useful facts and rounded out with a section on conservation, Branching Out is an essential primer that will leave young readers wanting to treat trees as well as they have treated us.

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Trees have been around for nearly 400 million years, and today about 25,000 species of trees have been identified. We've relied on trees for everything from fuel, food, and medicine to building railways. Today, trees still touch our lives incountless ways. But what do we really know about them?Branching Out takes an in-depth look at th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.94 × 8.5 × 0.18 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771470828

ISBN - 13:9781771470827

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Table of Contents

Contents:

Why you need trees
Global warming
Every part of a tree has a purpose
How to use this book
Red Maple
Banyan
Pau Brasil
Tall-stilted Mangrove
Baobab
Silk Cotton
Camphor Laurel
Scotch Pine
Cork Oak
Downy Birch
Cedar of Lebanon
When you save a tree
Plant a tree
Trees and animals need each other
Find animal signs
Plants for people
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

Editorial Reviews

"...more than an encyclopedia of tree variety... Branching Out may inspire the next generation of conservationists as they begin to construct home and schoolyard habitats." - Canadian Teacher Magazine